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Book, Entrée d’Un Mosquée a Alexandrie, plate 3, from Les Arts Arabes: architecture—menuiserie . . ., 1873

This is a Book.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

It is dated 1873. Its medium is cloth and printed paper.

In the early 1870s, while in Hudson, New York, taking painting lessons with Frederic Church, de Forest had access to this and other chromolithographed books of Middle Eastern design and architecture. These publications helped imbue him with an appreciation of Islamic design and the idea of interpreting exotic motifs for decorating American interiors.

It is credited Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, DC.

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Its dimensions are

open 43.8 x 63 x 5.7 cm (17 1/4 x 24 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.), to plate 3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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